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Bill Maher, Major Obama Donor
Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 03/02/2012 4:21:27 AM PST by Kaslin

HBO has perhaps made Bill Maher America's nastiest talk show host. He's also America's most prominent, militant atheist. Now he's made himself the most prominent million-dollar donor to Barack Obama's super PAC, Priorities USA. He broke out a big check onstage in San Jose to advertise his magnanimous support.

A few days ago, NBC's resident feminist Andrea Mitchell practically needed smelling salts when Santorum super-PAC backer Foster Friess repeated a very old (and equally innocent) joke about Bayer aspirin being used as birth control. This somehow became the scandal of the day for Rick Santorum.

So why don't Bill Maher's "jokes" now blow back on Barack Obama?

Obama ascended to the White House on an alleged cloud of positive energy and bridge-building (if you forget all his campaign's nasty commercials and just follow his press clips). Bill Maher is the opposite. He is the epitome of self-indulgent Hollywood liberalism, a man who shamelessly denounces the rest of America as a nation full of idiots.

But now they own each other. Maher wrote the check; Obama cashed it. Mitchell and everyone else, shouldn't you be asking some questions in the interest of that lost journalism art -- fairness?

Start with the ancient commentaries. Bill Maher is the man who used the Christopher Reeve riding-accident tragedy to rant against the cruelty of riding horses. This is the man who "joked" in 2000 that he hoped O.J. Simpson had murdered Katherine Harris, Florida's Republican secretary of state. This is the man dropped by ABC in 2001 for calling our fighter pilots "cowards," while the 9/11 terrorists who died flying into a building full of innocent people were "not cowardly."

Shouldn't team Obama send the million dollars back? Reject Maher -- or own him.

There is Maher's arrogant description of George W. Bush as a "retarded child emperor" and a "terrorist's wet dream." There's his description of the Catholic Church as a "child-abusing religious cult" with a pope that "used to be a Nazi." Catholics go to church every Sunday to fund the "Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia." The bigoted rants are endless. He even produced a documentary full of them.

Shouldn't team Obama send the million dollars back? If not, shouldn't he be held accountable?

Maybe Obama does want ownership. Maybe he wants to start his general-election campaign by reminding all the conservatives that his million-dollar donors want them to die violent deaths. In addition to Katherine Harris, let's review who Maher jokes should be dead.

There's Rush Limbaugh: "Why couldn't he have croaked from (Oxycontin) instead of Heath Ledger?"

Dick Cheney when he was vice president: "I'm just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That's a fact."

When Glenn Beck was a Fox News host: "When we see crazy, senseless deaths like this, we can only ask why, why, why couldn't it have been Glenn Beck?"

Sarah Palin: "Sarah Palin screaming about death panels? You know what, Sarah, if we were killing off useless people, you'd be the first to know."

And Rush Limbaugh again: "Do it (repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell) because it will make Rush Limbaugh explode like a bag full of meat dropped from a helicopter. Do it because it will make Sarah Palin 'go rogue' in her pants."

Shouldn't team Obama send the million dollars back? Hello, MSNBC? CNN?

Bill Maher went on CNN to tell Piers Morgan just how much it hurt him personally to part with a million smackers to fund Obama's "priorities." Maher went on MSNBC to tell Chris Matthews that he sent in a million dollars because he wanted to "throw a snowball to create an avalanche here" to let cocky liberals know that not everyone in America shares the leg thrills of Chris Matthews. (He didn't actually say it that way, because that might have been amusing.)

Maher thinks the race is going to be tight, so he needs to start a liberal "avalanche." But the problem for Maher is that it's his loud mouth that could cause the avalanche. It's his vicious denunciations that could risk turning the election against Obama. He represents the sour turn of the left, the transformation from team hope and change to team fear and smear.

Now you understand the silence from MSNBC and CNN and everyone else.

Perhaps we should hope team Obama is too cocky to send Bill Maher's million dollars back. These clips of Maher might make a nice super-PAC commercial against Obama. At which point you can expect 1) Obama will condemn the excesses of big money in politics, and (b) Maher will wish someone dead.


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1 posted on 03/02/2012 4:21:31 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

So people from billionaires to talk show hosts are buying what’s been put up for sale. Not unexpected.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 4:23:13 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Kaslin

In the ‘for’ line of the big cardboard check, he wrote”kicing ass!!”...must be that civility we were lectured about.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 4:26:26 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Kaslin
there are few non-terrorist I wish would achieve room temperature....but this POS is one...and George Soros another....

...and the jury is still out on whether either of these bassturds are not terrorists in their own right...

4 posted on 03/02/2012 4:28:33 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kaslin

Maher has always seemed hateful and spiteful to me. Sometimes I wonder if he had a very bad childhood or if his teen years were very traumatic .....we should pray for him to see the light.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 4:28:50 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Kaslin

Bill Maher, Major A-Hole


6 posted on 03/02/2012 4:32:21 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

Ruminating about some of the nastiest, lefty ‘talking’ celebs i.e. Michael Moore, Maher, recently Ann Coulter, Keith Olberman, Ed Schultz et.al.

NONE OF THEM HAVE CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN!!!!!

They have no stake in the future of their progeny, for they have none.

Makes sense. Add more of these morons to the list;)


7 posted on 03/02/2012 4:32:51 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Kaslin

An Obama donor AND a brain donor.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 4:34:04 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Correction: Ed Schultz has six children;( Poor kids.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 4:35:29 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: basil
Maher has always seemed hateful and spiteful to me. Sometimes I wonder if he had a very bad childhood or if his teen years were very traumatic

Most people on the far left come across that way. Nasty SOBs with lots of obvious personal issues.

10 posted on 03/02/2012 4:37:56 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: sodpoodle
Correction: Ed Schultz has six children;( Poor kids.

MSNBC Host: We Ought to Rip Out Cheney’s Heart & Kick It Around (Audio)

Posted on February 26, 2010

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ED SCHULTZ (01:59): I just want all of you to know that I get my entertainment through NewsBusters. (laughs, then in mincing voice)

How dare [we] Democrats make fun of Dick Cheney’s heart problems and turn it into a political football. (back to normal voice, to the extent possible) I can just hear some little weasel who’s writing that at NewsBusters. You’re my entertainment.

Bozell, Bozell and his bozo crew. You’re damn right, Dick Cheney’s heart’s a political football. We ought to rip it out and kick it around and stuff it back in him. I’m glad he didn’t tip over. He is the new poster child for health care in this country.

http://www.stoptheaclu.com/2010/02/26/msnbc-host-we-ought-to-rip-out-cheney%E2%80%99s-heart-kick-it-around-audio/

11 posted on 03/02/2012 4:41:18 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: sodpoodle; Madame Dufarge
The good Madame and I have been married 45 years, no kids and we're both hard right.

Kinda screws your premise, FRiend.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 4:46:18 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: sodpoodle
some of the nastiest, lefty ‘talking’ celebs i.e. Michael Moore, Maher,...

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The Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"We are a party of unity in action. We are an integral part of every struggle and movement for change to eliminate poverty and joblessness, against racism and for full equality. We are participants, initiators and leaders of every movement to make life better now and much better in a socialist future." Yeah, so they supported an oppressive dictator, like the Repubs and Democrats haven't? The CP is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.
[see: MichaelMoore.com-->Links-->PoliticalAction (bottom of the page--CPUSA promo)]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/links/index.php?linkType=Political%20Action
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Michael Moore (quote), from his website, April 14, 2004...

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"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14
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From Monday, April 21st, 2008...

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My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore

Friends,

I don't get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.

So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote -- and yours -- on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2008-04-21

13 posted on 03/02/2012 4:47:30 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

If the Republicans had any balls they would ask Dems to disavow Maher, an Obama donor, in response to their charade of condemning Rush (who has donated to no Repub candidate).


14 posted on 03/02/2012 4:56:05 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Kaslin

SHOCKING!!!!

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15 posted on 03/02/2012 4:56:32 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: metesky

No it doesn’t.

You are not a hard left talking head.

The people I listed are determined to destroy the fabric of our Nation and its liberties. They have no concerns but their own selfish celebrity and access to power.

I have family members who are childless, but they are loving, caring conservatives who treasure friends and family.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 5:00:35 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: metesky

No it doesn’t.

You are not a hard left talking head.

The people I listed are determined to destroy the fabric of our Nation and its liberties. They have no concerns but their own selfish celebrity and access to power.

I have family members who are childless, but they are loving, caring conservatives who treasure friends and family.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 5:01:46 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: metesky

No it doesn’t.

You are not a hard left talking head.

The people I listed are determined to destroy the fabric of our Nation and its liberties. They have no concerns but their own selfish celebrity and access to power.

I have family members who are childless, but they are loving, caring conservatives who treasure friends and family.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 5:04:39 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: sodpoodle
The people I listed are determined to destroy the fabric of our Nation and its liberties. They have no concerns but their own selfish celebrity and access to power.

Well said. And so true. You could of course add Obama to the list.

19 posted on 03/02/2012 5:13:02 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

He’s a major a-hole too.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 5:32:11 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: basil

I don’t know why anyone watches him. He’s anything but funny


21 posted on 03/02/2012 6:05:41 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t ever wear good shoes around Bill Maher. He’s an unstable pile of shit and he might avalanche over onto your good shoes.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 6:35:18 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: basil
...if his teen years were very traumatic...

I imagine that they were. Can you imagine any girl wanting to go out with that excuse for a man?

23 posted on 03/02/2012 8:43:23 AM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: OldPossum

I’m not sure it was “girls” for which he surfed, if you get my drift........


24 posted on 03/02/2012 8:58:24 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Kaslin
So why don't Bill Maher's "jokes" now blow back on Barack Obama?

Barack Obama is a joke. Bill Maher is a comedian and cannot recognize that fact.

That is why Maher is not a funny comedian.

25 posted on 03/02/2012 12:45:44 PM PST by oyez
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